After an absence of 200 years as a breeding species
in Ireland, Red Kites are once again a familiar sight in parts of
the east coast, thanks to the success of the Irish Red Kite Reintroduction
First UK marine energy park to be built in south
Britain's first marine energy park will be developed
in the south west of the country, in a bid to speed up the commercial
expansion of the wave and tidal industry from 2020, the UK government
said on Monday.
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sort of legal problems individuals and campaign groups are likely
to have to face in challenging decisions taken by public bodies,
such as local authorities.
The fate of hundreds of thousands of migrating birds
and the environment are hanging in the balance as the future of
a possible airport on the Thames estuary is argued over by the London
Mayor and the Prime Minister
On November 6, 2011, Bill McKibben arrived at Washington,
D.C.’s, Lafayette Park to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline,
designed to carry oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to refineries
on the Gulf of Mexico.
A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan
(BirdLife Partner) has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific
side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened
Japanese Murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Vulnerable).
Italy risks worst environmental disaster in 20 years
Italy risks its worst environmental disaster in more
than two decades if the 2,400 tonnes of thick fuel in the capsized
Costa Concordia pollutes one of the Mediterranean's most prized and
pristine maritime reserves.
Anti-whaling campaigners and the crew of a Japanese
whaling ship have had a violent clash at sea, with the activists hurling
containers of rotten butter and paint and getting sticks and teargas
Ocean acidity rise unprecedented in past 21,000 years
Carbon dioxide emissions caused by human activities
over the last century have increased the acidity of the world’s
oceans far beyond the range of natural variations, which may significantly
impair the ability of marine organisms such as corals and mollusks
to form their skeletons or shells, a new study says.
British scientists have discovered an enormous dome
of fresh water in the western Arctic Ocean. They think it may result
from strong Arctic winds accelerating a great clockwise ocean circulation
called the Beaufort Gyre, causing the sea surface to bulge upwards.
Researchers claim to have solved the 'missing energy'
discrepancy between atmospheric and ocean temperature measurements,
while at the same time showing that the Earth continued to accumulate
heat during the last decade.
Higher EU CO2 cut ‘fundamental’ to developing
An increase in the EU’s carbon emissions reduction
target to 30% on 1990 levels within eight years is ‘very fundamental’
to the developing world’s interests, said the European chair
of the G77 group of developing nations.
Climate scientists back call for sceptic thinktank
to reveal backers
Leading climate scientists have given their support
to a Freedom of Information request seeking to disclose who is funding
the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based climate sceptic
thinktank chaired by the former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson.
New ways of farming ‘could slow bad effects
of climate change’
The worldwide adoption of new, "sustainable"
ways of farming could arrest the negative effects of climate change
and population growth on food security, and protect farmers’
income, according to a paper in the journal Science on